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Alternative Albums ranks the most popular alternative rock albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).

ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS

The week of
7
WEEKS AT NO. 1
7
WEEKS ON CHART
Babel
Imprint/Promotion Label
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road

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1
Mumford & Sons Babel Billboard Alternative Albums
Babel
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
2
Various Artists Punk Goes Pop: Volume 5 Billboard Alternative Albums
Punk Goes Pop: Volume 5
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fearless
3
fun. Some Nights Billboard Alternative Albums
Some Nights
Last
Peak
38  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
4
The Lumineers The Lumineers Billboard Alternative Albums
The Lumineers
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
5
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
Last
Peak
130  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
130
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
6
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Billboard Alternative Albums
Night Visions
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
7
Muse The 2nd Law Billboard Alternative Albums
The 2nd Law
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Helium-3
8
Of Monsters And Men My Head Is An Animal Billboard Alternative Albums
My Head Is An Animal
Last
Peak
32  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
9
Flyleaf New Horizons Billboard Alternative Albums
New Horizons
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
10
Stone Sour House Of Gold & Bones: Part 1 Billboard Alternative Albums
House Of Gold & Bones: Part 1
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
11
Green Day Uno! Billboard Alternative Albums
Uno!
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
12
Lana Del Rey Born To Die Billboard Alternative Albums
Born To Die
14  Last
Peak
40  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Polydor/Interscope
13
Three Days Grace Transit Of Venus Billboard Alternative Albums
Transit Of Venus
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
14
The Black Keys El Camino Billboard Alternative Albums
El Camino
15  Last
Peak
49  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
15
The Killers Battle Born Billboard Alternative Albums
Battle Born
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Island
16
No Doubt Push And Shove Billboard Alternative Albums
Push And Shove
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Interscope
17
Linkin Park Living Things Billboard Alternative Albums
Living Things
16  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Machine Shop
18
The xx Coexist Billboard Alternative Albums
Coexist
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Young Turks
19
In This Moment Blood Billboard Alternative Albums
Blood
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Century Media
20
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony Billboard Alternative Albums
Megalithic Symphony
22  Last
16  Peak
44  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Bull
21
Florence + The Machine Ceremonials Billboard Alternative Albums
Ceremonials
20  Last
Peak
54  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
22
Gotye Making Mirrors Billboard Alternative Albums
Making Mirrors
Last
Peak
40  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Samples 'n' Seconds/Fairfax
23
Halestorm The Strange Case Of... Billboard Alternative Albums
The Strange Case Of...
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
24
Tame Impala Lonerism Billboard Alternative Albums
Lonerism
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Modular
25
Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls Billboard Alternative Albums
Boys & Girls
Last
Peak
29  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ATO
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